General Intensive English

Your Study Plan

With a one to one course, it is vital the lessons meet your needs and the way you like to study. At the start of the course you will complete oral and written assessments. After discussion, your teacher will outline a study plan for you which will be reviewed daily to ensure you make the most progress possible.

Full records are kept. An attendance Certificate is provided at the end of the stay; a formal report on request.

Living and Learning – tuition and practice

You may prefer all formal tuition working from text books, newspapers and media. Develop good communication skills with emphasis on speaking and listening or choose to spend more time on your reading and writing. Perhaps revise structure or extend your vocabulary to ‘say what you mean’ and ‘mean what you say’!

Alternatively take advantage of some lessons in real situations outside ‘the classroom’ putting your studies into practice with your teacher to monitor and advise.

Your Free Time

Free time is spent with your teacher and family. Share their activities and family visits. Enjoy mealtimes and activities like shopping, watching TV & films, meeting friends and family – use the language at all times.

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Your teacher will show you around the local area and its places of interest. Relax with a chat and a coffee at the cafe, or order a pint at the ‘local’ pub. If you want to explore further, teachers have details of major tourist attractions and can help you plan your visits.

Leisure options available. →

Additional modules

We are pleased to offer a range of variations on the standard course for those who are looking for something a little different during their stay in the UK.

You can exchange some of your English language lessons for lessons with your teacher based around a favourite sport or interest. Why not start a new hobby?

Perhaps, learn about English birds, their habitats and the countryside or you might like to share a passion for 60’s music or photography.

Alternatively are you interested in history, heritage or art? Why not see Britain by bike?

For example a 15 hour course could be split into 10 hours of language lessons and five hours with your chosen subject. Or 5 hours and 10 hours.

Subject could include:

  • English cookery
  • Painting & Sculpture
  • Arts & crafts
  • Cycling
  • Photography
  • History, Heritage & People
  • Wood-work
  • Literature
  • Bird Watching & the countryside
  • Music
  • Flowers & Gardens
  • Political and economic history
  • Theatre
  • Cinema/Films

Please ask if there is anything specific you would like to do and we will try to meet your requirements.

For those who want a real holiday break in English with no formal lessons, try our “Just Talking” Packages →.

The perfect time of life to travel. You have the freedom and the world is yours to explore.

Today independent travellers benefit from being able to communicate in English in all parts of the world. Living in a teacher’s family, let’s you practise without pressure. Build up your ‘survival’ English or just enjoy using your knowledge to share thoughts and experiences with English people. A great way to see the country from ‘inside’ and enjoy a holiday in the UK with a difference!

There are no single room supplements and no worries that you may be on your own all the time. Living and learning with English hosts of your own generation means you share similar life experiences. Apart from lessons, enjoy the family’s social life, meet their friends and relax in good company. You progress naturally outside a formal classroom with specially structured lessons just for you

Our teachers have retired from a variety of professionas and are now eager to introduce you to the English way of life, their family and friends and British culture too.

This course includes three local excursions with your host teacher/family each week.

Like all our courses, a two to one option is possible if you wish to come with a partner or friend.

An Exam Preparation Option provides intensive practice in exam technique and strenghtens any weaker skills.

Revise structure, extend your vocabulary and build confidence.

Up to date materials, mock papers, refine and discuss answers with your teacher.

We cover TOEFL, TOIEC, IELTS and all Cambridge Exams from PET to Proficiency and BEC Vantage & Higher.

We are NOT an exam centre but can advise if required.

Two to One?

Why not bring a friend/partner to share your experience? We are happy to arrange shared accommodation and lessons if you are the same level or can provide an additional teacher if there is a significant difference between your English abilities or objectives. Two to One →

Key Facts

  • 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of one to one lessons per week
  • Oral & written assessments
  • Personal study plan
  • From one week +
  • Full board accommodation
  • Leisure Time with your Host Family
  • Start any Sunday throughout the year
  • From 18 years +
  • Each lesson a full 60 minutes
  • Taxi service for airport transfer booked at cost
  • Optional Activities – sporting/cultural
  • Services of an experienced Director of Studies and Local Organiser
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